Wood Flooring in Phoenix, AZ
When you are deciding on a hardwood floor installation, there are a few things you must consider. Which direction do you want the floor installed? How wide do you want your boards? Will you have border work? Will you want to install flush mount vents What type of sub floor do you have now? Do you want the current floors to match or contrast with the new floors? These are several decisions that you need to consider up front. Clayton Stone Surfaces will explain these options to help you make sound decisions that you will be happy with.
Solid wood flooring is a solid piece of wood from the top to bottom. The thickness of solid wood flooring ranges from 3/4" to 5/16". One of the benefits of solid wood flooring is you can sand and re-finished it many times
Engineered wood flooring
Engineered wood flooring are wood floors manufactured using three to nine layers of different wood veneers. The grain of each layer will run in different directions, making it very stable. This means that the wood will expand and contract less than solid wood flooring will during fluctuations due to humidity and temperature. The top layer of engineered wood flooring is high-quality wood, and does not need to be sanded and finished as many times as solid wood flooring.
Before Clayton Stone Surfaces will install a floor, we will visit the job site, this is usually during the estimating process, so we can figure the scope of the project you need done.
Once we remove the current flooring, we will check the sub-floor for squeaks, and re-nail as needed. Usually most squeaks are from the sub-floor not being secured to its joists. However, other things can cause squeaks such as the conduit or heating vents, and structure attached to the joists. We make every effort to rid the floor of any squeaks before the installation begins. It is possible for new squeaks to develop over time due to foot traffic and movement of the sub floor.
Some customers want the new floors laced into current floors, and other customers don't mind a transition. We will install transition boards to the current floors so that the current floors don't need refinishing, and so that you can re-finish each board down the road without the need to re-finish all the floors.
Lacing in new floors to current floors will give a continuous original look. Some things to may want to consider when deciding on a lace in: 1) If the floors are old and have a lot of gaps, you will want to consider a transition board. If the current floor shows gaps, the new floor will need new gaps installed. 2) You may also discover color and grain differences especially on maple flooring. Clayton Stone Surfaces has successfully laced in hundreds of new floors to current floor and re-finished them with great satisfaction.
Wood flooring is available in many different widths. The most popular is the 2 1/4". Flooring also comes in different lengths from 1' to 8'. We will nail down Flooring in widths up to 4 inches. We will nail and glue wider widths of 5 inches and up. The wider the planks you choose, the more movement you may experience with contraction and expansion . You can have a mixture of different widths if you like.
Feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you may have about hardwood flooring.